The story of wine, one of the foundations of Western civilization,
is the story of religion, medicine, science, war, discovery and
dream. The essential historical background and the key developments
in the history of wine through the ages are outlined in this
compact, engaging, easy-to-read and well-illustrated text, with
lists of top vintages. For thousands of years wine mixed with water
was the safe drink. It was a key ingredient of medications. The... more...